Their goals are to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation’s waters, to eliminate the discharge of pollutants into navigable waters by 1985, and to make all waters swimmable and fishable .The CWA is one of the most important laws protecting the quality of the Mississippi River. (1) In Arkansas, the movement caused controversy around the construction of water dams and their destruction of natural habitats. The 1927 flood made it evident that it was necessary to take preventative measures to redirect the excess water flow. As a result the Arkansas River Project was design... ... middle of paper ... ...al laws emerged to regulate environmental pollution and protect natural resources. The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, and Upper Mississippi River Management Act of 1986.
Our ozone layer- which is not only being tarnished by fracking, but also the process of building a fracking site- needs to be cared for. With the government 's watch to make sure the fracking companies are abiding by the National Environmental Laws for pollution levels, there will be a decrease in negative externalities, and help prevent a tragedy of the commons. Fracking has also been reported to affect
Everyone should judiciously use water in a sustainable community. Not everyone has the wherewithal to implement a home water filtration system which can remove hazardous chemicals such as chlorine, lead, asbestos, pharmaceuticals and pathogens from our drinking water. Industries and public should take it seriously and not consider profit alone as it goals. They should have ethical responsibility to reduce water pollution and conserve it. EPA and other water utilities board should strictly monitor and take action against violators.
These are pollutants which we have created and it is affecting us through damaging the Earth which we live on and depend on, particularly through water pollution since the Earth is 72 percent H2O. There are thousands of ways to contribute to help reduce pollution, but here are three to begin with. The first is to stop being as dependant on cars. This will contribute to the reduction of airborne pollution which will also reduce water pollution and its products such as acid rain. The second is to boycott certain products which contain these harmful pollutants, for example only buy local foods.
According to Webster’s dictionary, “climate change is the change in global climate patterns apparent from the mid-to-late 20th century and onwards attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuel.” There is stronger evidence now than there has been in the past 50 years that climate change is actually a fact. As of today, carbon dioxide levels have risen higher than they had in the past fifty years. Ninety percent of this change can be blamed on humans. The estimated increase of carbon dioxide levels from the nineteenth century and now is 112 (112 what?? ), and quickly increasing (“The basics: A brief Introduction to Climate Change”).
Executive Summary The leading cause of deaths amongst American's in the early twentieth century was due to infectious diseases. However, since the early 1990's that health concern has change to an even bigger one, unhealthy lifestyles. Diseases such as heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, type II diabetes, cancer, and obesity are the largest contributors to death amongst Americans in today’s society. In addition, healthcare related costs have been on the rise for employers, leading to trillions of dollars spent annually. For example, in 2001, cardiovascular disease resulted in more than $129 billion in lost productivity in the ... ... middle of paper ... ...07.
The risks to the Earth¡¦s natural systems are becoming significantly concerning. The world¡¦s population, currently 5.2 billion has grown from about 3 billion in 1960, and around 2 billion in 1925. Today it increased by almost 90 million each year, and is likely to reach 10 billion by 2025(Corson 4). The reason we currently have an atmosphere crisis is because of human impact on the gases which make up our atmosphere. Our atmosphere, which is made up of four distinct layers blankets our planet and protects up in many way.
The adverse degradation of the environment as a result of human activities such as the disposal of waste to the environment in an unsustainable manner. About 70% of waste (controlled waste) is land filled in Scotland .The need to develop more robust waste management techniques to ensure that waste disposal to the environment is carried in such a way that it does not endanger human health and the environment. Land fill contributes substantially to the rising greenhouse gas which cause global warming. European Union Council, after series of public consultation with relevant stakeholders, set up a legislation known as the EU Waste Framework directive (75/442/EEC) in 1975 .It was amended in 1991 and 2008.It aims at reducing waste to landfill by employing friendly environmental alternatives like diverting the waste for recycling ,composting and energy recovery. The directive main objective is to met the set target of reduction to 75%,50% and 30% for these target years of 2010,2013,2020 respectively, of the quantity of municipal Solid Waste(MSW) landfilled in 1995(baseline), considering the EU 4 -year extension for some member states like the UK.In order to achieved this objective, Scotland is categorised into 11 Waste Strategy Area Groups(WSAG) by adopting the guidance stated in the National Waste Strategy.
Another highlight included in the careful design is that municipal landfills are specifically cared for so that odors do not permeate the area, and so that rodents and the like are not drawn. Another important aspect of what a municipal landfill is would be what can be contained in it. According to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWLFs) accept the majority of items that we commonly throw out and place on the curb for daily trash pickup, yard debris, construction/demolition materials, and some non-hazardous waste produced industrially. This definition is supported by Indiana’s Title 329 IAC 10-2-115 “Municipal Solid Waste” and Title 329 IAC 10-2-116 “Municipal Solid Waste Landfill.” It is not uncommon for advocates of a landfill to claim that “no ill effects will occur as a result of the landfill” or that “the landfill will not pollute our natural resources.
As a result of the allocation of the gas there is a danger of explosion at the landfill , put harm to human health , plants, contaminated soil and water. Also, the most significant consequence is the greenhouse effect, which leads to the destruction of the ozone layer and global warming. As of 2009 , global volumes of waste exceeded 800 billion tons annually the number of people in the world is growing at 1-2 %, and the volume of landfill - 6%. Every inhabitant of Europe emits 377 kg of waste per year , the U.S. - 500 kg [ 78 , 84]. Waste disposal - is the oldest method of waste disposal and still the most common form in most countries due to its relatively low cost (up to $ 20 .